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Guatemala 3 Count: Antigua – The Perfect Place for an Escape

The Guatemala 3 Count, where we bring you 3 Guatemala stories that you shouldn’t miss.

Photo: Kasper Christiansen

Kasper Christiansen

1. Antigua: The Perfect Place for an Escape

Antigua has everything to offer travelers, whether going for a weekend or for a month-long language course, here’s what travel blogger Natalie Compagno, from My LA Lifestyles, thinks is the best of the best of Antigua.

2. Take a Guatemalan Eco-Adventure: Cruise the Rio Dulce

The sparkling Rio Dulce in Guatemala is not one of the longest rivers in Guatemala but it is arguably the most famous among river cruisers, who claim it is crystal clear, with no pollution from heavy industry, just clean fresh water. This makes it an ideal habitat for a myriad of different wildlife and vegetation and of course a great place to take an eco-adventure.

3. Guatemala Is About to Change, Will It Help?

In an effort to help the international perception of Guatemala, its Tourism Institute intends to re-brand itself with an extensive public relations campaign as a safe and popular tourist destination. The project includes the creation of a national facebook page and Youtube channel, all which will be featured at www.visitguatemala.com.

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One thought on “Guatemala 3 Count: Antigua – The Perfect Place for an Escape

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    In regards to #3, Guatemala does get a very bad rap, and from my experience, it’s not justified. We recently spent one month there (March/April 2013) touring the whole country, and never once did we have any bad experience. We used the transportation system extensively, and even went to some pretty off-the-beaten track spots, without issue. We found the people to be very friendly and helpful. A lot of the scary things you hear about Guatemala are isolated incidents and definitely the exception, not the rule.

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